Argonne National Laboratory Users Week 2008
May 4-8, 2008

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- April 4: poster abstracts
- April 11: non-U.S. registration
- April 18: housing
- April 25: registration

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Highlights

Sunday, May 4 Theatre premiere: "Bernal's Picasso"
Exhibitor expo & reception
Monday, May 5 Joint opening session
APS science session
APS poster session & reception
Reception -- Sub-Ångstrom Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility
Tuesday, May 6 Workshops 1 - 4
Facility tours
Banquet, Shedd Aquarium
Wednesday, May 7 CNM plenary & science sessions
EMC science session
Argonne Scattering, Imaging, and Spectroscopy Institute
Workshops 5 - 6
CNM & EMC poster session & reception
APS Partner User Council
Thursday, May 8 Workshops 5 - 6, continued
Workshops 7 - 9
Workshop 10 -11
Friday, May 9 CNM short courses
Satellite workshops

Comprehensive Program

Start and end times subject to change

Sunday, May 4

11:00 - 3:00 Exhibitor Set-up
Bldg. 402 Gallery, Bldg. 401 Atrium
1:00 - 4:00 Registration
Bldg. 401 Atrium
3:30 - 5:00 Bernal's Picasso
Bldg. 402 Lecture Hall
5:00 - 6:30 Exhibitor Expo and Reception
Bldg. 402 Gallery, Bldg. 401 Atrium

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Monday, May 5

7:30 - 5:00 Registration
401 Atrium
8:00 - 5:00 Exhibits
Bldg. 402 Gallery, Bldg. 401 Atrium
Opening Session -- Bldg. 402 Lecture Hall
8:30 - 8:35 Welcome
Timothy Graber, The University of Chicago, APSUO Chair
8:35 - 8:40 Welcome from the Laboratory Director
Robert Rosner, Director, Argonne National Laboratory
8:40 - 9:00 DOE Perspective
Patricia Dehmer, Deputy Director for Science Programs, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy
9:00 - 9:30 Update on the Advanced Photon Source
Murray Gibson, Director, APS
9:30 - 10:00 Update on the Center for Nanoscale Materials
Stephen Streiffer, Acting Director, CNM
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
Gallery and Atrium
10:30 - 11:00 Update on the Electron Microscopy Center
Dean Miller, Director, EMC
11:00 - 11:45 APS Medium-Term Upgrade Strategy and Discussion
Dennis Mills, Deputy Director, APS
11:45 - 1:15 Lunch
Tent
APS Science -- Bldg. 402 Lecture Hall
1:15 Welcome
Laurence Lurio, Northern Illinois University, APSUO Vice-Chair
1:15 - 1:45 X-ray Studies of Diblock Copolymers
Ed Kramer, University of California, Santa Barbara
1:45 - 2:15 Use of Synchotron Imaging to Understand the Function of Insect Tracheal Systems
Jon Harrison, Arizona State University
2:15 - 2:45 Dynamics and High Fields in Ferroelectrics and Multiferroics
Paul G. Evans, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2:45 - 3:15 Coffee Break
Gallery and Atrium
3:15 - 3:45 Unraveling Electronic Orbitals at the Interface Between Complex Oxides
John Freeland, Advanced Photon Source
3:45 - 4:25 Dynamics in Quantum Antiferromagnets
Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award
Oleg Shpyrko, Physics Department, University of California, San Diego
4:25 - 4:45 Student Talk: Self-Assembling Charge-Separating Triads: The Nanoscale Approach to Organic Photovoltaics
Joseph E. Bullock, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Poster Session and Events
5:00 - 6:30 Reception -- Sub-Ångstrom Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility
Bldg. 216 Lobby
5:00 - 6:30 APS poster session & reception
Bldg. 437
Evening Beamline Advisory Group meetings
as scheduled by groups

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Tuesday, May 6

8:00 - 5:00 Exhibits
Bldg. 402 Gallery, Bldg. 401 Atrium
8:30 - 5:00 Registration
Bldg. 401 Atrium
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
Tent
8:55 - 12:15
1:45 -5:00

WK01 -- Diffraction Studies of Structural and Mechanical Properties (Rm. A1100)

9:00 - 12:00
1:10 - 5:00
WK02 -- SAXS and SANS Applications in Nano Materials and Nano Biology (Lecture Hall)

8:45 - 12:00
1:10 - 5:00

WK03 -- Scientific Advances in Inelastic X-Ray Scattering (Rm. E1100/E1200)
9:00 - 12:00
1:30 - 4:30
WK04 -- Software for Challenging Cases in Macromolecular Crystallography (Rm. A5000)
4:45 - 5:45 Facility Tours: APS, CNM, EMC
See signs in 401 Atrium for details
6:00 - 6:15 Buses depart Argonne to banquet
Bldg. 401/402 steps
7:00 - 9:30 Banquet
Shedd Aquarium
9:30 - 10:00 Buses depart banquet to return to Argonne
Shedd Aquarium

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Wednesday, May 7

8:00 - 5:00 Exhibits
Bldg. 402 Gallery, Bldg. 401 Atrium
8:30 - 5:00 Registration
Bldg. 401 Atrium
CNM Plenary Session -- Bldg. 402 Lecture Hall
8:45 - 8:50 Welcome
Paul Evans, University of Wisconsin-Madison, CNM UEC Chair
8:50 - 9:00 Welcome from Laboratory Directorate
Al Sattelberger, Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Sciences & Engineering, Argonne National Laboratory
9:00 - 9:30 Update from Washington
Eric Rohlfing, Associate Director of Science for Basic Energy Sciences, U.S. Department of Energy (Acting), and Director of Chemical Sciences Geosciences and Biosciences Division
9:30 - 10:00 CNM Update
Stephen Streiffer, Acting Director, CNM
10:00 - 10:20 Coffee Break
CNM Science Session -- Bldg. 402 Lecture Hall
10:20 - 11:15 Single Molecule Studies: From Quantum Dots to Proteins
Rudolph Marcus, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Division, California Institute of Technology
11:15 - 11:45 Self-Assembly and Conductivity of Nanocrystal Solids
Dmitri Talapin, Chemistry Department, The University of Chicago
11:45 - 12:00 Student Talk: Thermally Tunable Ferroelectric Thin-Film Photonic Crystals
Pao Tai Lin, Northwestern University
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
Tent
12:00 - 1:30 APSUO Steering Committee Lunch
Tent
EMC Science Session -- Bldg. 401, Rm. A5000
Chairs: Russell Cook, Electron Microscopy Center, and Bryan Rabatic, BP America
1:30 - 1:55 In situ Experiments in the Electron Microscope: Opportunities and Challenges
Nestor Zaluzec, Electron Microscopy Center, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
1:55 - 2:20 Quantifying Nucleation Kinetics During Nanowire Growth
Eric A. Stach, School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University
2:20 - 2:45 Effect of Annealing on Transport Properties of MgO-based Magnetic Tunnel Junctions
Ann N. Chiaramonti, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
2:45 - 3:10 Break
3:10 - 3:35 Student Talk: Vortex Behavior in Patterned Magnetic Heterostructures with Circular Exchange-Bias
Daniel K. Schreiber, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University
3:35 - 4:00 Friction in Full View
Laurence Marks, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University
4:00 - 4:25 Predicting and Modeling the Radiation Damage Response of Ceramic Phases for Nuclear Waste Immobilization
Katherine L. Smith, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization
1:30 - 4:30 Argonne Scattering, Imaging, and Spectroscopy Institute Preview -- Bldg. 401, Rm. A1100
1:15 - 4:45 WK05 -- Emergent States at Interfaces of Complex Oxides: What Can Be Learned from Local Probes? (Rm. E1100/E1200, continued Thursday AM)
1:30 - 4:45 WK06 -- Nanoscale Heterostructures (Lecture Hall, continued Thursday AM)
4:45 - 6:30 CNM & EMC Poster Session
Bldg. 440
6:30 - 8:30 APS Partner User Council Meeting & Dinner
Argonne Guest House

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Thursday, May 8

8:30 - 5:00 Registration
401 Atrium
9:00 - 12:30 WK05 continued-- Emergent States at Interfaces of Complex Oxides: What Can Be Learned from Local Probes? (Rm. E1100/E1200)
9:00 - 12:30 WK06 continued -- Nanoscale Heterostructures (Lecture Hall)
9:00 - 12:00
1:30 - 4:30
WK07 -- Nanoscale phenomena near phase transitions (Rm. A1100)
9:00 - 12:00
1:15 - 5:00
WK08 -- Scattering and Spectroscopic Studies of Materials in High Magnetic Fields (Bldg. 360, Rm. L119, Shuttle service available)
9:00 - 12:00
1:30 - 5:00
WK09 -- Scientific Applications of Nuclear Resonant Scattering (Rm. A5000)
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
Tent
1:25 - 4:45 WK10 -- In-situ Surface Science: Growth and Properties of New Materials (Lecture Hall)
1:00 - 5:00 WK11 -- Synchrotron Radiation in Pharmaceutical Science: Freeze Drying and Other Applications (Rm. E1100/E1200)

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